WE DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO MAKE A VIDEO THIS WEEK - SO WE ARE GIVING OUR THREE PREMIER LEAGUE BETS FOR FREE. WE WILL ALSO ADD A COUPLE OF OTHER PREMIUM BETS FOR FREE, BECAUSE WE HAVE A WHOPPING 14 TODAY ! ———With regards to Southampton, it’s hard to know what to think about last weeks 1-1 draw in Burnley. We say that has their was an hint of luck about the late equaliser, albeit the Saints had done enough to earn a point. It’s actually amazing to think that places 9 to 19 in the premier are separated by just 8 points, so the 16th placed host could quickly move up the table with a couple of wins! Stoke are currently second bottom and only won one from their last nine matches. One issue for Paul Lambert appears to be his team losing focus towards the end of matches, and another is getting Shaqari to play to his potential for the whole game. Saints won’t have Charlie Austin or Maya Yoshida, while Steven Davis and Shane Long remain doubtful. Hosts have the class!
Leicester appear to have a bad habit of letting games slip away from them. Under no circumstances should they have allowed Stoke to get a point from last weeks draw, albeit it was the Foxes who were fortunate to get an own goal gifted to them. Nevertheless, from what we had seen happen on the field it was a match that Claude Puel’s side should have won easily. What was clearly missing on the day was a touch of prowess in front of goal, so hopefully that can be rectified for the match against Bournemouth. The Cherries are having a mixed season and their form over the past two games has been moderate. In fact, two matches back Huddersfield outplayed them for 90 minutes and won by an easy 4-1. And, last week Newcastle were a little unfortunate not to take all three points in the 2-2 draw. The hosts should have Mahrez back doing the right thing, and they definitely have the firepower to get the job done against an average opponent. Neither team are reporting missing players!
After a disappointing season, Saint Peter's have come alive at the last second with back to back dominant wins over Quinnipiac and Siena to close out the regular season and a 60-58 win over a resurgent Monmouth team in the first round of the tournament. Rider took 1st place in the MAAC at 15-3 and the tiebreaker over Canisius but they do tend to prefer playing an up and down style that the Peacocks are the exact opposite of, with one of the slowest paces in the country. This is also the best defense the Broncs will face in the conference by far and 6 points seems too much under the circumstances.
The Bucks 2nd half of the season hasn't started in ideal fashion as they have dropped 3 in a row after a 122-119 upset win over the East leading Raptors. The Bucks are coming off a 110-87 loss to the Pistons on Wednesday though admittedly this was a terrible situation for them and if you remember we backed the Pistons that night. The Pacers have their own struggles as they have dropped their last 2 games to lottery teams in Dallas and Atlanta but had won their 4 previous ones in fairly convincing fashion. The Pacers get a much easier matchup tonight and should dominate the post with underrated center Myles Turner. The Bucks are still very thin at guard and it appears their lack of depth is catching up to them. Pacers to keep it close.
It's been a disappointing year for both tems as Iowa St finished dead last in the Big 12 with an abysmal 4-13 record. Oklahoma showed some real promise early and were ranked quite highly at one point but sputtered down the stretch winning just once in their last 8 games. The Trae Young led squad were also poor against the market, with a 2-12 ATS record in their last 14 games. Iowa State's defense let them down constantly throughout the year and the Cyclones have allowed 80 points or more in 5 of their last 6 games indicating that the team is essentially going through the motions. Still, in the final game of the regular season, we see both offensive minded teams giving one last hurrah in what's likely to devolve into a shootout and perhaps the Sooners will be looking to take out their frustrations as well. Plenty of points for both sides.
Quarterfinal game in the MAAC Tourney between Canisius and Quinnipiac to be played on a neutral court at Albany, NY. Canisius finished tied with Rider atop the MAAC at 15-3 but lost out on tiebreakers so were seeded #2 in the MAAC Tournament. Quinnipiac finished at 7-11 and won their first round game against Siena 67-58. We backed Canisius last time these teams faced off and quite frankly, we feel the Bobcats were lucky to cover the spread in that game. The Bobcats are still dreadful guarding the 3 ball which the Golden Griffins shoot with high regularity and nothing has changed in regards to either team when we evaluated them a few weeks ago. The most likely result is a double digit win for the Golden Griffins!
ITS BEEN A GREAT WEEK FOR PREMIUM BETS - YOU GET 2 FROM OUR 4 ON THE HOUSE TODAY - SIGN UP TO OUR SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE IF YOU ARE SERIOUS! --- Last years winner of this tournament Lesia Tsurenko is playing like she will retain the trophy. The ultra tough Ukrainian has brushed away decent opponents in Lauren Davis, Arina Rodionova and Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets, and her career record against Daria Gavrilova is a straight 4-0. Gavrilova hasn’t had much tennis this year, so she did exceptionally well to win three setters against Madison Brengle and Veronica Cepede Royg. With that said, she was the favourite for all three, and she sort of struggled against all three opponents. One example of that was her serving nine double faults in yesterdays match, and that brings it to 32 over the three. Unless Dasha finds something or Tsurenko has an off day, this should be a tap-in!
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WE DECIDED TO MAKE THIS OUR SECOND FREE PREMIUM BET HAS MOST OF OUR FOLLOWERS ARE FROM THE UK AND PREFER ENGLAND TO FRANCE AND DUTCH — No surprise that Middlesbrough were involved in a nasty tempered 3-3 draw at Sunderland last week. Afterall, their is no love lost between those two teams and it was a local derby. We actually thought the referee did well to keep the sendings off down to one apiece, but that still means the important Adama Traore is missing for Tony Pulis’s team. The Smoggies are still in touch with the play-off zone, albeit opponents Leeds could square it on points if they win here. Earlier on in the season the Whites enjoyed a 2-1 win at Elland road, and they appear to be bouncing back to form under new coach Paul Heckingbottom. Neither team are overly burdened by injuries. However, the hosts are without suspended Traore. Striker Gestede is sure to be out, and Fabio looks unlikely to be fit in time. Get on Leeds is the message!
Basically in German Bundesliga you have Bayern and then the rest. By that we mean their is one team clear at the top and then much of a muchness. That suggests any team can beat another on a good day! However, if one team has used up all it’s luck it must be Werder Bremen. Last weekend Florian Kohfeldt’s side were seen running all over the pitch but without penetrating a poor Hamburg. That they won that game was down to an unfortunate own goal in the 86th minute. It’s just amazing for us that the Greens won 5 from their last 10 games since they are average at best. Borussia Monchengladbach won the reverse fixture (0-2), and that made it four wins in a row against todays opponent. The two times in this stadium ended 4-1 and 5-1, so it can be hoped that the hosts will carry on from were they left off last week with a 0-1 win in Hannover.
The Clippers are coming off a tame 105-92 loss to the Rockets on Wednesday but we wrote in depth about that game and we hope you profited on a rather easy under bet. The Clippers are still missing a whole host of players including Danilo Gallinari, Avery Bradley, Jawun Evans, Tyrone Wallace and Patrick Beverley. The Knicks are still tanking and giving some more playing time to their youngsters but it's almost comical how well they play for large portions of the game before completely losing it late in the 2nd half, many times allowing the other team to cover. In any case, 9 is a healthy amount of points and as we expect them to be in this most of the way, we see a double digit victory unlikely even given the circumstances. Even tanking teams do like to win once in a while and this could present an opportunity against a still ailing Clippers team!
At 48-14 the Warriors are neck and neck with the Rockets for the #1 overall seed and enter tonight with wins in 7 of their last 8 and a workmanlike 109-101 win over the Wizards on Wednesday. The Hawks ended their 4 game losing streak on the same day with a 107-102 win over a struggling Pacers team. The Hawks have had their moments and generally do play hard on most nights but they are completely outmatched here and are one of the worst at defending the 3 ball, which is a recipe for disaster against a team that shoots them from deep more than any other team except for the Rockets. The Hawks should have some success inside but they are too inconsistent on the offensive end lack enough weapons to make a game of it in our opinion. The champions have 3 days off until their next game so expect a complete effort tonight to put this one away early.